For those hoping Noah Hawley’s script for a Doctor Doom solo movie would survive into the Disney buyout of Fox given how long it’s lasted compared to other canceled Fox projects. Hawley has some sad news to confirm: the project is DOOMED.
In an interview with Deadline (ironic), Hawley confirmed the final news for anyone that the movie would get green-lit. Here’s the quote:
I mean, where it stands is now that the movie is done and Legion is done and I’ve taken a little time off because someone told me there was this word “vacation,” which means you don’t work, which sounded really interesting to me. But you know, I need to circle back to them and announce that I would love to make it and figure out if that’s something that is possible. Whether or not they already have a plan in place for what to do with those characters or whether they’re open to my kind of vision for what to do with those characters. But it’s sort of on me right now to go push them, which I will do as soon as I come up for air.
So yes, sadly we will not be getting any live-action Dr. Doom solo movie anytime soon. I guess we shall take solace in the DOOM ongoing comic that will premiere in October by Christopher Cantwell and Salvador Larroca.